By area, Rovaniemi is the largest city in Europe. Did you know that the city plan of central Rovaniemi, designed by Alvar Aalto, is a so-called ‘Reindeer Antler Plan’? In the plan, the city centre is the head of a reindeer and the roads north, west and south form the antlers.
There are a large number of buildings designed by Alvar Aalto, including the cultural and administrative centre of Rovaniemi.
Kittilä has so much to offer, and the fantastic tourist and nature attractions in the Levi and Pallas-Ylläs fell area are just a short drive away. Do not forget to look out the windows at the airport, which offers a magnificent view of the Aakenus and Ylläs fells. As night falls, you can see a beautiful sunset as the sun goes down behind the fells.
Kittilä Airport serves Kittilä, Kolari and Muonio as well as Sodankylä and Enontekiö. Its area covers Levi and Ylläs, Pallas, Olos and Pyhä-Luosto.
When the weather is clear in Ivalo, you can see far from the tops of the fells: Pyhä-Nattanen, Otsamo, Kiilopää and Kaunispää. There are also many slightly less well-known fells that can be climbed and are worth seeing.
Ivalo is home to Finland’s northernmost airport.